Overlooking the energy crunch?
The United States "spends more on potato chips than we do on ALL energy R&D."
— Politifact West Virginia on Thursday, December 6th, 2018
New York gives more than it gets
"Do you know that New York State pays out way more than they ever get back?"
— Politifact New York on Friday, November 2nd, 2018
Sad, but true
For 22 percent of N.H. Meals on Wheels recipients, the delivery driver is "the only human contact in their life from week to week."
— Politifact New Hampshire on Friday, June 9th, 2017
Wall estimate: $21B, newest carrier is $13B
The estimated price of President Trump’s border wall is the same as the cost of "one and a half aircraft carriers."
— Politifact California on Friday, April 28th, 2017
Only a tiny sliver goes to foreign governments
"Most U.S. foreign assistance ... is given to U.S. companies and nonprofits in the form of contracts and grants."
— Politifact Global News Service on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
Survey says .. he's right!
"Surveys show that many of our citizens think we devote a full quarter or even a third of our federal budget to foreign aid."
— Politifact Global News Service on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
"50% of Hispanic students count on Pell Grants to pay for college."
— Politifact Texas on Monday, August 15th, 2016
By 3 percent
The National Park Service has "an annual budget that is less than the city of Austin."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, June 24th, 2016
A pretty small slice of the pie
Foreign aid "is less than 1 percent of our federal budget."
— Politifact National on Friday, March 11th, 2016
He sure did
Says Marco Rubio "knows full well I voted for his amendment to increase military spending to $697 billion."
— Politifact National on Friday, January 15th, 2016
Several polls on point
"60 percent of all Americans do not want to see Planned Parenthood defunded."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
A matter of the federal budget process
"There’s no money" for Planned Parenthood in the bill that would keep the government open.
— Politifact National on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
Money was slated for U.S. Botanic Garden repairs
Says David Jolly refused "to cut spending for a national greenhouse in D.C."
— Politifact Florida on Monday, July 27th, 2015
Around 1 in 3 Texas children
"One out of five of our children live in a family that’s on food stamps."
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
Projections show debt gradually rising
Under current conditions, by 2023, the interest payments on the national debt will be $722 billion, larger than the projected defense spending of $696 billion.
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, March 27th, 2015
By that measure, yes
Six of the nation’s 10 wealthiest counties, "according to median income, are in and around the Washington, D.C. area."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Until someone blinks?
The Department of Homeland Security is "the only federal department not funded for this entire fiscal year" by Congress.
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
Cuts not for the faint of heart
Says Sen. Rand Paul’s 2011 budget "included a big cut in the CDC."
— Politifact PunditFact on Monday, October 27th, 2014
We read the reports so you don't have to
My office sends federal "money back every year."
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
He voted against the bipartisan compromise
Says U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland "voted to keep the shutdown going."
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014